Dan Keast, PhD
Chair of Music Department, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Dan Keast, PhD, is a diamond-certified online educator by The University of Texas System, a Quality Matters online course reviewer, a professor and chair of the Music Department, has written many grants netting over a million dollars of external funding for Music at UTPB, and reviews grants for the US Department of Labor and HP Catalyst Programs. Keast is an avid supporter of the arts by serving as a member on the board of directors for the West Texas Jazz Society. As a music education researcher, his research interests include teaching and scaffolding activities in online learning environments. He has twelve publications including book chapters, peer-reviewed research journal articles, invited columns, and serves as an editor for Texas Music Education Research Online, World Journal of Education, and Journal of Learning and Teaching. Keast won the University's nomination for the Regents' Teaching Award in 2014 and the 2015 nomination for the Piper Professor due to his teaching accomplishments, reputation as an online educator, and caring mentor to his students, faculty, and alumni.